8 Jun, 2020 @ 16:47
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Fake cop who ‘raided’ houses with illegal immigrants demanding bribes and bank cards arrested in Spain’s Murcia

The Great Pretender

A FAKE copper who scammed bank cards, PIN numbers and bribes from illegal immigrants has been arrested in Spain’s Murcia region.

The 36-year-old reportedly ‘raided’ a property occupied by Bolivian nationals and demanded €200 for each illegal resident.

He also stopped people in the street he thought might have a dodgy immigration status and demanded bank cards as ‘evidence’ if legal documentation wasn’t produced.

The scammer demanded PIN numbers and suggested that the cards would be returned later if their holders later went to a police station, according to Spain’s Policia Nacional.

The conman had been denounced previously to authorities, as in April he pretended to be a drug trafficker in a separate mini-heist.

As a pre-arranged deal went down, he threatened two buyers with a knife and helped himself to €1,200 of their money.

A Policia Nacional statement revealed he has been arrested over 30 times and that, despite his latest arrest, he has been released on bail from a Murcia court.

He must, however, report to a court at regular intervals.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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